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Manta Ray

Manta birostris
(Other names Giant Manta)

Although Manta Rays have no legal protection and are considered near threatened they do receive some protection in the protected Marine Parks of Australia. An elegant glider through the water the tail contains no sting and is on every divers wish list to swim with. They are dark grey to black above and white below with two large flaps either side of the mouth that are used to guide plankton into their mouths. They are usually seen in quite shallow waters while feeding.

Size: 910cm width (Maximum)

Diet: Plankton & Small Fish

Film by: Kieren Curry
Voice by : Sarah Richmond
Music by Charlie Thorley

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